Limitless Learning with Camtasia Relay

A pressing issue that staff at Saint Rose encountered was trying to scale down lectures to meet the needs of individuals who were having common problems with a lesson topic. Students having difficulty in a subject isn’t anything new, But working with numerous struggling individuals in a large lecture is much harder.

What it all boiled down to was one simple question: How can teachers reach students outside of the classroom in an easy, effective and time efficient manner?

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Game On! Engaging Students Through Interactive Competition

Mike Garver uses Camtasia for Mac to make his lectures available to his students at home. By learning the basics before class, Mike’s students can apply their knowledge to real world business scenarios via in-class clicker competitions.

The interactivity creates an atmosphere of engagement and peer to peer learning. The friendly competition keeps students on course in order to lead their team to victory!

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Recorded lectures help ‘disaster-proof’ instruction at JMU

JMU used Camtasia Relay to create recorded lectures, allowing students to keep on task in case of weather or illness-related disasters.

“Snowmageddon,” the monster snowstorm that pummeled the East coast of the United States in 2010, caused many universities to close their doors for several days, including James Madison University (JMU) in Harrisonburg, Va.—but it didn’t interrupt instruction at the school.

Fortunately, JMU had plans in place to deal with disasters, both weather- and illness-related. Two of JMU’s academic centers had developed a resource website for faculty who faced high class absences from a flu epidemic.

“For the flu and weather-proofing site, we created a ‘faculty-friendly’ framework that mirrors the way instructors think about their courses: syllabus, attendance, participation, lecture, group work, assessment, et cetera,” said Karen Santos, executive director of the university’s Center for Faculty Innovation.…Read More